Hey You, Courageous Girl, the one standing with your toes dipped into the edge of the divine dream that’s been placed on your heart. The one glancing over your shoulder and wondering what everyone will think if you dive into the deep. The one poised on the edge of one of the most powerful heart moments of your life.

Go for it.

Dive into the Dream by Holley Gerth

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Will people understand? Nope.

Will they cheer? A few yes, most no.

Will you get a trophy, or better yet, a crown? Not in this lifetime.

We as humans, especially as women, long to be understood. We love to hear, “I get it” and “me too” and “I know just what you mean.” But we serve a God of the wild mysterious.

I few years ago I confessed to a friend that this was my worst fear: Having my heart misunderstood. And that fear has come true. Over and over. And despite my best efforts, it will happen again. I’ve come to understand being brave and courageous means moving forward when no one–including you–has a clue where you’re truly going.

If you try to make everyone understand, you will stand still all your life. So leap into the fear, step into the spotlight, dive into the dream.

Lay down your desire to have everyone’s approval.

It’s the hardest and most freeing thing you’ll ever do.

And tomorrow you’ll have to do it again.

Recently I whispered, “God, I’m so tired of what you’re doing in my life making no sense.” In response I sensed what I really needed to know most: He is with me. Even if I can’t see the whole plan he can. And he loves me. That’s truth beyond what I can comprehend…or anyone else can either. And it’s all I really need to know.


Holley Gerth


p.s. I’m excited about this…

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About Holley

About Holley

Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author and Life Coach

I like humans, words, and good coffee. And I’d love to help you beat what’s holding you back, become all you’re created to be, and kick butt for the greater good.

Cheering you on,


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